APCD conducted in-house training on "A Dialogue among APCD Staff about their direct COVID-19 infection experiences" on 29 October 2021, at the APCD Administrative Building, Bangkok, Thailand, and via Zoom platform.
Ms. Kunyanut Aeksintong, Accounting Assistant; Ms. Areeya Wannasuriya, shop supervisor on 60+ Bakery & Chocolate Café at the Government House; and Mr. Krittamed Saman, a former intern, shared direct experiences coming across COVID-19 infections. The discussions were about the symptoms, the medical services, and the recovery stage, etc.
APCD staff and officers from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEP) participated in a virtual platform and in-person gathering.
Group photo of resource persons and participants
A token of appreciation to a resource person who shared their direct experiences.
APCD participated in a virtual CBR/CBID Regional Dialogue in Asia organized by the Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) Global Network in cooperation with the CBR Asia-Pacific (AP) Network on 28 October 2021
Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Manager, and Mr. Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Chief of Networking and Collaboration, participated in the dialogue.
Mr. Somchai Rungailp facilitated the discussion during his breakout room discussion.
APCD attended a monthly virtual meeting on the ASEAN Autism Network (AAN) organized by the Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia on 28th October 2021.
All participants of the AAN Executive Board from 7 countries, including APCD and the Secretariat.
Mr. Nay Myo Naing expressed appreciation for the fundraising effort to help persons with autism and their families in Myanmar who are affected by COVID-19 and political conflict.
APCD's Networking & Collaboration Officer, Ms. Supaanong ‘NuNu’ Panyasirimongkol, updated the CEP Guidebooks on completion of translation from English to different national ASEAN languages and Japanese. Ms. Nunu also expressed gratitude for the collaboration of each country's facilitator who did well at proofreading.
APCD participated in the interview session to generate a short film clip to promote the Third Country Training Program (TCTP), organized by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) on 12th October 2021, Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, the Community Development Manager, provided an overview of APCD and the several outcomes of TCTP for persons with disabilities in ASEAN countries.
Mr. Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, the Chief of Networking and Collaborations, expressed the importance of TCTP courses.
H.E. Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa, Mongolia's Ambassador to Thailand, paid a visit to APCD on 11 October 2021, Bangkok, Thailand.
During the visit, the APCD Executive Director and APCD team gave H.E. Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa, Mongolian Ambassador to Thailand, and his advisor (left hand) chocolate box sets produced by Thai persons with disabilities as a gift of thanks.
The guests visited the 60+Plus Bakery and Café. Mr. Christopher Benjakul, APCD Public Relations Officer, explained the friendly working environment.
Mr. Piroon Laismit, APCD Executive Director, explained the bakery's production procedures in a friendly design that made staff with disabilities feel confident in their workplace.
H.E. Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa visited the 60+ Plus Kitchen by CP.Ms. Nongluck Kisorawong, the administrative manager escorted the guests with brief information.
APCD interviewed H.E. Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa about his impressions of the Program.
H.E. Mr. Tumur and Mr. Piroon had a photoshoot with handicrafts made by persons with disabilities from the south region of Thailand.
Mr. Piroon explained key regional activities on disability development implemented by APCD to the visitors.
APCD attended a webinar on "Youth employment in Thailand: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis and lessons for a human-centered recovery" organized by International Labour Organization (ILO) on 11th October 2021.
There were more than 100 participants, including government representatives of government, workers, employers, youth groups, researchers, private sectors, relevant partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, attending the webinar.
Mr. Wanchat Suwankitti, Deputy Secretary-General, National Economic and Social Development Council, presented "13 goals for a value-based economy and sustainable social development" in the panel discussion.
Ms. Siriporn Praserdchat, APCD Officer, Logistics, commented on how to promote sustainable employment for individuals with disabilities, particularly in terms of a friendly working environment and equally decent job.
APCD conducted a training session on "How to apply for a self-employment loan scheme for persons with intellectual disabilities (ID)" on 9 October 2021.
Ms. Patcharee Srisala, Director of Opportunity Promotion and Monitoring for Persons with Disabilities from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEP), presented the significance of the loaning scheme to improve the lives of Thai persons with disabilities and shared a case study of the scheme's achievements.
Ms. Jaruwan Thanachai, a supporter of Ban-Samanjai Self-Advocacy Intellectual Disability Group (Healing Family Foundation) in Chiangmai, exchanged an idea to support the self-employment of persons with Intellectual Disability and their families during the training course.
Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Manager, summarized the session and expressed intention that this session would be useful and initiative self-reliance through resources mobilization from the government.
Mr. Narongrit Wattanalabphan, the head of Dao Ruang (Marigold in English), the first self-advocacy group of people with intellectual disabilities in Thailand, shared his impressions of the course.
The 60+ Plus Kitchen by CP supported hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic in October, Bangkok, Thailand.
A representative of the hospital staff at Thammasat University Field Hospital received meal boxes donation made by persons with disabilities on 5 October 2021. The donation was from M.L. Sujira Ngon-rot.
There were 140 meal boxes of fried pork with garlic pepper and a fried egg on rice was prepared to be delivered.
Caring and sharing moments on 12 October 2021.
The donations went to the severely vulnerable group that was on Ratchadamnoen Avenue and were supported by the Chulalongkorn University Alumni Group batch 18 (Law Chula).
The "Sapanboon" Campaign benefited the vulnerable groups in Bangkok on October
Mr. Phutawan Na Chiangmai, the Thai Yamazaki's Chef of Bakery Production, a resource person for the project, delivered the box sets donation.
People queueing to receive the donation. It is a moment of care and sharing in difficult times.
On October 12, 2021, a group snapshot of beneficiaries and APCD project staff was taken at the deaf community.
Mr. Christopher and Mr. Phutawan coordinated the contributions and conducted the PR photo shoot.